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Monday, May 27, 2013
Toews on G7: We'll give it all we've got

By Staff

Jonathan Toews
Jonathan Toews is hoping the Hawks can build on their momentum Wednesday.
Jonathan Toews said the Chicago Blackhawks will be counting on their home ice and fans on Wednesday when they take on the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.

"We're going to come at them just the way we have in the last two games and lay it all on the line," Toews said on NBC after the Hawks hung on for a 4-3 win in Game 6 on Monday. "We're going to use our building as an advantage and we're going to have fun with it. We're going to give it everything we've got."

The Hawks, who had the league's best record in the regular season, are 5-1 at home in the postseason and are riding a wave of momentum after winning the last two games to force Game 7.

It did not come easy as the Hawks were down 2-1 entering the third period.

"They were flying in that second period; when they went up a goal, it's tough," Toews said. "It's a good building for them. We knew we were going to hang in there. We just needed one goal. Got that energy back and everyone responded, top to bottom.

"You definitely get emotional when you get in those situations where you're down a goal and it's do-or-die, your season might be over. And we just know we have a special group. We don't want to pass that up; we have a great opportunity this year. So we had to give it everything, and we did that in the third."

Toews described his team's effort as "relentless -- we're not giving up."